Sony has developed a computer chip that allows viewers to zoom in on any part of a TV image, such as a favorite soccer player or an intruder on security-camera footage, while keeping the image sharp.
Sony (SNE) said it was unclear when the zoom function would be available on TV sets, however.
In a demonstration, Sony showed its Digital Reality Creation Multifunction v2 -- a technology that allows users to pan around the TV image and then zoom in. A knob on a box attached to the TV adjusts the amount of zoom.
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Sony develops chip that allows to zoom in on TV images
Posted on Wednesday, Sep 08 2004 @ 19:24 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck